Friday, July 31, 2009

Bermuda, Bahahas, C'mon Pretty Mama...

Did you go to Folk Fest this year?
If so, you're probably one of the people talking my ear off about how dreamy Sam Beam's beard was and how Elvis Costello pulled off the creepy-mustache thing with stylish aplomb. When not jabber-jawing about grooming, you've also been raving about a new act called Bahamas.

You're right to rave - Pink Strat is a great rock record and your friends down at Music Trader are loving it too. Jay Churko was overheard to say "yeah, that record's alright..." which is the equivalent of a ringing endorsement from the compliment-stingy Churkster. Out now on Nevado Records, we've got you covered over at 97 Osborne Street - copies are currently in stock (though hurry, they're moving quick like lightning). We've also got tickets for the October 18 Amy Millan show at the West End Cultural Centre.

Why am I mentioning Amy Millan? Because Bahamas is opening for Ms. Millan and for those looking to rekindle their Folk Fest memories or catch up on a buzz-band they missed, this is THE opportunity!

Here's some Bahamamian goodness if you need convincing this is an album you should buy and a show you should attend:

FYI, the photo credit goes to Mel Lemoine, host of Kablaamo! Thanks Mel!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Have fun with Tom Fun Orchestra

Late breaking story on the CBC... a nation whispered we always knew that he'd go free.

Speaking of late breaking news and free:

Halifax's Tom Fun Orchestra will be dropping by Music Trader this Friday, July 17th to play a FREE in-store at 4pm.
What a way to start the weekend!! And just look at the forecast for Friday - it's supposed to be sunny so you've got no excuse not to come down.

Just look at the size of that orchestra - how could it not be fun? And crowded!! They don't even all fit on the page!
Check out the video of the band playing "Miles Davis" for proof positive that they can bring it live...

See you Friday!!

PS. Check out the Tom Fun Orchestra's website for more fun?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Your (Polaris) Prized Album?

So the Polaris Prize shortlist (aka the FINAL 10) was announced earlier today and in the spirit of the prize Music Trader wants to spark the debate on Canadian indie music.

Here's what the 'experts' came up with:

Elliott Brood — Mountain Meadows
Fucked Up — The Chemistry Of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers — Lost Channels
Hey Rosetta! — Into Your Lungs (And Around In Your Heart And On Through Your Blood)
K'Naan — Troubadour
Malajube — Labyrinthes
Metric — Fantasies
Joel Plaskett — Three
Chad VanGaalen — Soft Airplane
Patrick Watson — Wooden Arms

What say you? Leave your responses in the comments.

And if you're looking for one of the nominated albums come on down soon - they're sure to go quickly.